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Impending Winter Storm

Environment Canada has issued a Winter Storm Warning for our area, beginning tonight with total snowfall amounts of 25 to 40 cm locally, and the possibility of higher amounts of up to 50 cm.

The Public Works Department will be working around the clock to clear municipal roadways with a priority focus on arterial roads.  We ask for your patience as the crew will be doing their best under extreme conditions.

Overnight Winter Parking – As a reminder, from November 15th through to April 1st, overnight on-street parking is strictly prohibited between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., regardless of weather conditions, to allow for thorough and efficient winter maintenance operations. The Town has a legal responsibility to provide safe roadways for our community and to maintain our streets and sidewalks in accordance with Provincial Minimum Maintenance Standards.

Vehicles parked in violation of the ban will be ticketed and towed to the Public Library parking lot at 101 Beckwith Street.

There are five (5) areas in Town that can be used as overnight parking areas from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 a.m.:

  1. 10 spaces at the east end of the Riverside Park parking lot at the end of John Street.
  2. Approximately eight (8) spots in the gravel parking lot for Carleton Junction on Coleman Street.
  3. Approximately 10 to 12 spaces in the gravel area on Cavanagh Road next to the tower and stormwater pond.
  4. Approximately six (6) spaces in the temporary gravel area at the south end of McNeely Avenue by the trail.
  5. Approximately 10 to 12 spaces in the Centennial Park Parking Lot on Joseph Street.

All vehicles parked in the designated overnight areas MUST be removed by 11:00 a.m. the following day at the latest to allow for snow removal or risk being ticketed and towed to the Carleton Place Public Library Parking Lot at 101 Beckwith Street.

Avoid Pushing Snow onto the Roadway – We would like to remind residents that pushing or shoveling snow onto the roadway is not permitted.

Driving Near Snowplows – A few things to consider when you see snowplows on the road:

Stay back from working snowplows and other winter maintenance vehicles.

Never pass a working snowplow – it is very dangerous for you and the plow driver. Sightlines and visibility can be significantly reduced by blowing snow and the ridge of snow that the plow creates.

Be patient – it takes time to clear the roads after a snowfall. If you’re driving behind a snowplow, wait for it to finish its job.

We appreciate your support and if you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 613-257-2253.